For the last several years UMCRM has been blessed by a wonderful collaboration with the American Bible Society (ABS) to distribute Bibles to campers, staff, and guests. We have been pooling our orders as camps and retreat centers, and thus getting very significant discounted rates per Bible. The Bibles are then shipped directly to each camp/retreat center prior to summer. In recent years the cost was only about $4.00 per Bible plus shipping with a gorgeous custom cover designed just for UM Outdoor Ministries by Jake Souva from Two Fish Illustrations.
We will be using this same design in 2016. The cost may be slightly more depending upon the number of Bibles we order together. Those ordering 1,000 Bibles or more may arrange for their own custom-designed cover specific to their camp/retreat ministry.
The UMC Outdoor Ministry Bible has been well-received by guests and participants, with over 35,000 ordered and distributed over the years. Providing Bibles is directly related to at least two of the 7 UM Camp and Retreat Ministry Foundations: “Nurture Christian Faith & Discipleship” and “Develop Spiritual Leaders.”
Once we have preorder estimates, ABS will provide the actual per-Bible cost for this year. The minimum number of Bibles that can be ordered per shipping address is 1 case/48 Bibles. When we have the preorders and know the total number to be ordered, ABS will send you the final order form with the cost per Bible. That order form is the one that will initiate the actual order.
Please send the following info to Kevin Witt by Wednesday, April 6th:
Contact Person’s Name:
Name of Conference or Camp and Retreat Ministry:
Number of Bibles you plan to order: